Sunday 28th January
9 – 4pm
“Equanimity […] is the ground for wisdom and freedom and the protector of compassion and love. While some may think of equanimity as dry neutrality or cool aloofness, mature equanimity produces a radiance and warmth of being. The Buddha described a mind filled with equanimity as “abundant, exalted, immeasurable, without hostility and without ill-will.”
In this one day-workshop we will explore the quality of equanimity. We will consider our own relationship to this quality and the ‘seven supports of equanimity’, gaining insight into situations in which we already experience equanimity and those where we find it more challenging. We will work on integrating the quality of equanimity into our postural yoga and sitting meditation practice, like a thread which keeps us connected to the intentionality behind our spiritual practice.
The day will begin with led sitting meditation, followed by a dynamic led Ashtanga technique class with an emphasis on providing clarity on alignment in standing poses. After a generous pause for lunch we will enter into the afternoon session with meditation followed by a guided contemplation period, exploring equanimity in our own lives and reflecting on where and how we can nurture this positive quality. From there we will lead into simple restorative poses and pranayama, ending the day with stillness. Please bring vegetarian lunch, a notebook and a pen.
This workshop is suitable for those who have been practising Ashtanga yoga regularly for at least one year. If you are unsure of whether this workshop is suitable for you, please contact Rachel + Joey:
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